Opening Day at Thursday Trivia!

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On Thursday, Pour House Trivia was played at 28 locations for 322 teams. Included in that massive list were a 26-team game at Aslin Beer Co, twin 24-teamers at Mustang Sally Brewing and metrobar, Solace Outpost with 22 teams, and 21 more at Olde Mother Brewing!

FIRST ROUND:

There were no truly tough questions to be had in the opening round on Thursday. We gave questions on terminal velocity, the national flag of France, and baseball terms wild pitch and passed ball. When the round was over, 29 teams still held a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question was the most difficult of the first half. Here, teams had to name a trio of TV comedies from each clip: The HoneymoonersWho’s the Boss?, and BoJack Horseman. About 28% of teams earned their wager with at least two correct answers, while 7.45% took down two bonus points for naming all three shows. From there, we had topics such as Cadbury Creme Eggs, the 1990s film My Girl, and the 2023 hit song First Person Shooter by Drake and J. Cole. Just five teams earned a perfect score in this round.

HALFTIME:

Films with geographic titles were showcased at the top of the halftime page, while the bottom section asked teams to provide answers that were also NBA team names. The average score was 13.9, but 19 teams submitted a perfect page. At the halftime break, these were the leading scores:

THIRD ROUND:

In the third round, we started with this history question:

  • Born respectively in 1731 and 1451, who were the first two women to be featured on U.S. postage stamps?

Martha Washington and Queen Isabella of Spain received that honor; 21% of teams named at least one of those women, while 8.69% identified both for bonus credit. We got elemental a little later:

  • Which two elements are the primary components of the mineral quartz?

About 12.1% of the field named both silicon and oxygen for bonus points. There were nine perfect scores in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Three teams were able to get all six points in Thursday’s 6-4-2 about the word cousin. The night’s toughest wagering query started the fourth round:

  • Founded in 1946, which franchise has retired 23 jersey numbers, the most among all North American pro sports teams?

The NBA’s Boston Celtics were named by 18% of the field. However, we waited until even later to provide the two least-successful bonus chances in the game. Three Clues about a certain number were given:

  • The number of sides on a hendecagon.
  • The title of 21st century albums respectively released by Bryan Adams and Martina McBride.
  • The number corresponding to the first Apollo mission to land humans safely on the Moon.

A game-low 4.34% of teams gave the number 11 before the final clue. To end the round, we headed to Europe:

  • What are the three largest members of the European Union by area?

FranceSpain, and Sweden were all identified for bonus points by 5.27% of our teams. With a tough round overall, this was the only one with no perfect scores on Thursday. However, we hit the final question with these leading teams:

FINAL QUESTION (28.26% success rate):

  • The first MLB game played at Fenway Park was a major event in Boston, but it barely made the papers due to which event that took place just a few days earlier?

The first game at Fenway happened just days after the sinking of the TitanicJust one team earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday: Team Pizza (Olde Mother). These were Thursday’s top scores:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Electric Mayhem  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Festivus Traditions)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peaky Blinders)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: William Sherman)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Smartacus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 19th Century U.S. Vice Presidents)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Trivia McTriviaface  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Beards)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Burnt Ends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s R&B Music)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Mental Dental  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah Sings from West Side Story)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Mad Facts: Query Road  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Toy Story 2)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Irish History)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spaceballs)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three’s Company)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alfred Hitchcock Films)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Black and White Films Starring Alec Guinness)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Big East Conference Geography)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parks and Recreation)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: We Are Bob  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Steaming Pile of Schlitz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Western European Adult Film Stars)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court Cases)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Deck Chairs on the Titanic  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kenny Chesney Songs)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clinical Psychology)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting for Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pink Floyd)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Secret Assembly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: University of South Carolina Marching Band)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Rock Bands)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Busthead  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TV Westerns)

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Francis Scott Key Bridge)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: Silent but Deadly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Films)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Boeing Safety Inspectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airline Safety Regulations)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: MF Pandas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Emo Punk Bands)